A blender: one of the most underestimated appliances in the modern day kitchen? Just for smoothies, shakes and soups?
We don’t think so. There’s certainly more to the humble blender than meets the eye.
Thanks to high speed blades and multiple speed settings, blenders can add some serious magic to meals. A good blender can save you time, effort and whip ingredients into a flawlessly blended frenzy.
Proof its worth its weight in gold, just look what a blender can do!
Omelettes looking a little flat? Use your blender to beat the eggs for a super fluffy, gourmet-style omelette. Eggs-cellent!
Double up your blender as a dough mixer and make a homemade pizza base in minutes. Use the blender to mix up the dough and then make an authentic tomato sauce with onions, garlic, basil and oregano.
If instant isn’t quite hitting the spot, grab beans, your blender and go. Who needs a grinder when you can blitz your beans in seconds.
If you don’t want to splash out on an ice cream maker, use your faithful blender to mix your ingredients. Try a frozen banana base for a ridiculously rich and creamy recipe.
Make your own nut butters at home; crunchier, creamier and even more delicious than store-bought. Just whizz peanuts, cashews, almonds, pecans or hazelnuts with a teaspoon of oil (coconut is our favourite).
What else can you make in your blender? Tell us your favourite recipes in the comment box below. Or, read on and find out what surprising dishes you can make in a slow cooker!